First a note on the decals. I’m using some 3rd party ones because this wonderful kit only ships with stickers. For Bandai to only put stickers in the box rather than additionally including proper water-slide decals is just not right. Yes, I know you can get them with the P-Bandai Full Armor upgrade pack, but really that’s not good enough. Are you listening Bandai??This kit looks awesome. It’s large, it’s well put together with great mechanical operation that’s actually quite stable. Many of these shots feature extra illumination with a UV flashlight. The psychoframe glows nicely with UV light and the LED upgrade pack uses UV LEDs for that purpose. I painted many details in fluorescent paint to give the effect of extra lights in the kit. From behind you see all the trailing cables for the LED lighting system. For some reason I really love these knee joints and how all the extra work I did with the masking came out. The weapons are not that much different from scaled-up MG versions. There’s no fancy inner frame or an over-abundance of little parts to avoid you having to mask everything for painting. The magazine is such a simple part, but looks so good! The shield is perhaps the simplest section of this entire kit. Like the rest of the kit, there’s great detail on the backpack that responds well to masking to add colour differentiation. I’m pleased I took pictures of the pilot and cockpit before assembly as you can hardly see them at all once assembled. Now time for the transformation. I’ve not had that much luck with transforming kits, and this one was hard, but doable. I followed the instructions through step-by-step, separating the chest from the waist to make things a bit easier.A few pieces were a little stiff on the chest and arms, but the legs and feet worked very well indeed. I was a bit worried about the head, but that too went smoothly. Then, of course, it was time to add the weapons. I like how the gatling guns attached to the arm, with the shield locking them nicely in place. Before and after on the leg transform. So much detail in this view. It’s quite a mean looking Gundam when transformed! Ah, but what does he look like with the main lights off? Yeah, it’s out of focus, but I liked it!
13 thoughts on “1/60 PG Unicorn”
GOOD GAWD, she’s glorious!!!!! 😀
Thanks! When it’s lights out time here, I’ll fire it up and it’s glorious!
It really looks beautiful, you did an amazing job ! I am curious about that blue / phosphorescent paint you use for small details around the knees for example. What was that paint ?
All the fluorescent paints that I used are Createx acrylic paints.
Thanks, still it’s your best work so far, I love how clean and precise you work ! Your Sazabi was stunning (I love what you do with the metal part) but this one is one level higher even ! Congrats !
Clean and precise is very hard, especially on what is essentially and all-white suit. I’ve had a bit of a hard time with white in the past, but it does seem that with care, it can look very good. I was never that happy with the MG Unicorn I did a couple of years back, but for the PG I took the best ideas that I had from the MG and really took my time.
I’d be keen to get your feedback on my latest build, for which I’ve been experimenting with some very heavy weathering techniques, making it a real change for me, and fortunately a very enjoyable one!
This is awesome! I love the GN particle idea. One question: Where did you get your decals? The only 3rd party ones I can find are on ebay and they don’t look that great..
I got the decals from Samuel Decal. They were ok, but not as good as they could have been. I’d have preferred the proper Bandai ones, but although the kit is labeled as “Perfect Grade”, Bandai seemed to forget that when they included stickers instead. Of course, the P-Bandai Full Armor pack has the water slides, but that was not something I wanted to build making it a rather expensive way of getting the decals.
Omg! That is amazing! I can not believe how good it looks!
Thanks Josh! I’m really happy how it came out, especially because I was never completely pleased with how my Unicorn MG looked. I’m also look forwards to some peace and calm and a reduction of new-baby chaos here so I can start making more cool models.
Thanks to you this is now on my wishlist!
Get it and enjoy. It’s a great build that has lots of opportunities for adding special touches.
my next xmas tree….hahaha